Clients are at the core of everything Granito & Partners does. Each client mobilizes the firm’s best human and technical resources to provide high-quality, customized and data-driven solutions. Our work is grounded on a detailed understanding of every client’s specific context and interests.
Granito & Partners believes that every company – regardless of size, geography of operations or business portfolio – has the potential to contribute to human and sustainable development. We established five practices to maximize the capacity of companies, asset owners and managers to deliver social and environmental impact.
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We collaborate with asset owners in aligning their investment policies with the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, in developing a suitable due diligence process to select asset managers and in monitoring their impact policies. We involve all senior leadership to extract the core values and policies of the organization.
Drawing from our in-house Sustainable Investing team and on our global network of Finance and Development scholars, we advise asset managers on how to establish a reliable, measurable and realistic “risk-return-impact” tripod. We are prepared to advise on socially-responsible investing (positive or negative exclusionary investment screens), on the systematic and explicit integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into traditional financial analysis, or on active impact investing (an investing approach that intentionally seeks to create financial return as well as positive social and/ or environment impact that is actively measured). Investments can be made across geographies, sectors, and asset classes and can have a wide range of return expectations. Instruments can include grants, loans, guarantees, quasi-equity, bonds and equity.
We also work with sustainable investing funds to raise capital from mission-aligned institutional investors.
We partner with impact-driven corporations in all regions to help them maximize their value through M&A. Services range from due diligence and company valuation to capital raising and debt advisory. Our network of potential sources of capital includes the most significant institutional investors in all regions. The strategy of our business funding practice has several steps. It starts with a profound assessment of a client’s funding needs and ends only when capital is disbursed. Our degree of involvement in the negotiations process depends on the client’s expectations. Better financed impact-driven companies are able to amplify their contributions to development.
We also partner with companies of all kinds on corporate social responsibility. We can either assess and index a company’s current CSR practices or provide new sustainable products and services for the company to better weave its business practices with impact on social welfare. We encourage companies to move from compliance to innovation.
Our Think Tank is a lab of new methodologies (both quantitative and qualitative) on (1) competitive and sustainable cites, (2) sustainable finance, (3) corporate responsibility, and (4) impact metrics.